Township: Ruaig,Sothaigh

Map Reference: Soay 19

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Pass of the chest - or coffin (Iain MacDonald, Ruaig, 4/2013)

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Information:A sailor's chest was washed ashore here - AS.

I never heard 'Bealach na Ciste' called 'Port bealach na ciste.' Perhaps it was by others but it is such a small inlet just round the corner from the point I see from my window that 'Port' seems strange - Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 4/2013.

A small 'valley' cutting accross the island between the main part of Soay and Odarum - JH, 4/2013

The scene of the 1860 lobster boat drowning. See AI2005.52.3

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, 9/1995

Informant 2: Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 4/2013